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Sidney Myer Free Concert Series 2019

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Get there early for the best seats
The saying goes that there is no such thing as a free lunch! However, in this instance, there is an annual FREE concert series which has a choice of three different dates.

The perfect soundtrack to summer in the city, this will be held at one of Melbourne's favourite venues. In 2019, it will be some 90 years since the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) has been performing these free concerts, which have been held at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl for 60 years.

Admission is FREE and the gates open at 4.30 pm, with entry on a first come, first served basis. The concerts will start at 7.30 pm and go until about 10.30 pm.

Dates for the three events are:
Friday 8th February
Saturday 16th February
Wednesday 20th February

To make it more comfortable, you can bring a picnic blanket and perhaps with a drink in hand, enjoy the music of talented artists from around the world. Sit back and relax while you experience great classical music with friends and family in a fantastic setting.

This event will be presented in association with the University of Melbourne.

The program for 2019 is as follows:

Gershwin and Friends
Date - 8th February at 7.30 pm
Benjamin Northey - conductor
Olivia Chindamo - vocalist
Daniel Le - piano

Gershwin - Cuban Overture
Chindamo - Fantaskatto
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin - American in Paris

Saturday Night Symphony
Date - 16th February at 7.30 pm
Tianyi Lu - conductor

Berlioz - La corsaire
Satie/Debussy - Gymnopédie
Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Fauré - Pelléas et Mélisande Suite
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

A Symphonic Celebration
Date - 20th February at 7.30 pm
Benjamin Northey - conductor
Veriko Tchumburidze - violin
Calvin Bowman - organ

Holdsworth - Fanfare (2019 Cybec Young Composer in Residence)
Dvořák - Carnival Overture
Bruch - Scottish Fantasy
Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Saint-Saëns - Symphony No.3 Organ

Please Note
There are some terms and condition of entry and these include:

There will be a selection of wines, beer, spirits and soft drink on sale in the venue. Proof of age photo ID will be required to purchase the alcoholic beverages. Free tap water will be available throughout the venue. There will be a selection of hot and cold food on sale in the venue. You can bring a reasonable amount of food and alcohol into the venue in soft containers or bags for personal consumption.

Items not permitted in the venue include:
Illicit substances
Animals (except registered assistance animals)
Dangerous or inappropriate goods (e.g. weapons, fireworks)
Portable seating more than 20cm off the ground
Tables, tents or sun shelters
Glass drinking glasses
Hard-sided containers such as Eskys
Selfie sticks
Recording devices

Make sure you get there early - bring your picnic blanket and grab a good spot! These concerts will be well worth attending.
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Why? For a free concert by the MSO
When: 8th February 2019
Where: Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Kings Domain Gardens, Linlithgow Ave, Melbourne
Cost: FREE
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